A Pakistan court has sentenced 10 men to life in prison for the attack on women’s rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai.

Yousafzai, then aged 15, was shot in the head in an attack on her school bus in the Swat Valley in northern Pakistan in 2012. Two of her classmates were also injured.

The attack shocked the world, and Yousafzai’s recovery and ability to find peace and forgiveness, along with her campaigning for children’s rights, has earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

The ten men convicted for the attack are from the Pakistani Taliban, but the group appears not to include Ataullah Khan, the man police investigated as the primary suspect, or other men believed to have been the ones to actually fire at Yousafzai.

Yousafzai was treated for her injuries in the UK, and currently lives in Birmingham with her family. Threats from the Taliban have prevented them from returning to Pakistan.

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  1. Terence Hale on

    Hi,
    “Pakistan: 10 jailed for Malala Yousafzai attack”. That’s that. Personally I think Miss Yousafzai is over exposed to the disadvantage of others,